ROSICLARE, Ill. — Vena Denton, 101, passed away on October 28, 2012, at the Rosiclare Health Care Center in Rosiclare, Illinois.
She was born in Hardin County on September 27, 1911. Her parents were Herman Richeson and Lottie Stokes Richeson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethtown and Eastern Star.
Surviving are her grandson, Steve Rutherford and wife Kim of Elizabethtown; great-grandsons, Garrison Gross and wife Rani of Marion, Ill., Gannon Gross of Cave-In-Rock, Ill., and Roman Rutherford of Elizabethtown, Ill.; great-great-granddaughter, Victoria Gross of Cave-In-Rock, Ill.; grandson-in-law, Gary Gross of Elizabethtown, Ill.; brothers-in-law, Harry Lee Denton and wife Opal and James Gordon Denton and wife Mary Ellen, all of Cave-In-Rock, Ill.
Vena was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray Denton; her only child, Betty Williams Rutherford; granddaughter, Sherry Dawn Rutherford Gross; and a half-sister Frances Richeson McCabe.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home in Cave-In-Rock, Ill., beginning at 12 noon, followed by the service at 1 p.m. with Bro. Ed Lafferty officiating and burial at Cave Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Box 179, Elizabethtown, IL 62931 or Cave Hill Cemetery, c/o Area Bank, P.O. Box 278, Cave-In-Rock, IL 62919.